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CDs are a great way to store data because they are cheap and hold a lot of information compared to other media devices such as floppies and zip disks. A floppy disk holds about 1.4 MB. A zip disk holds about 80 times what a floppy holds. CDs hold about 7 times what a zip disk holds. Even though CDs hold the most they are the cheapest of the three. Read-Write CDs are now cheaper than floppy disks. In order to create a CD you first need a CD image, then you need to burn the CD. Many people do not know about the CD images because sometimes the images are created in memory while the CD is being burned.